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  •  The difference between liberals and conservatives (4+ / 0-)

    This is actually a difference between liberals, moderates, and secular conservatives on one hand, and the sort of moralistic, faith based conservatism ascendant in the GOP and the rightward 35-40% of the country in general.

    While liberals probably understand the physiological mechanics of gentleman and lady parts better than cultural conservatives, I suspect that we share most of the same practices and fetishes as conservatives.  But we deal with it in (mostly) rational ways, while conservatives tend to simultaneously believe that most expressions of human sexuality are immoral and should be criminalized, but at the same time, expect that they should be able to act our a variety of expressions of human sexuality because it is their gift from God.  One side effect of this belief system is that conservatives have no concept of "acts between consenting adults" or "safe and sane" sexual practices.  Thus, the numerous pedophile scandals among conservatives, the justification of their battered spouses and partners as "just kinky sex", and the tendency of religious conservatives to use "God forgives me" as a general purpose get-into-bed-with-prostitutes-free card.

    •  Heh. Interesting points. (3+ / 0-)
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      Smoh, Calamity Jean, liberaldregs

      I just felt like pointing out how much of our current legislation seems to be obsessed with stereotypes born of ignorance.

      Not that I have anything against sex workers or any other form of consenting adult activity.

      Just find it interesting that once the "Get out of Sin Free" card is in effect, ALL sins are considered equally heinous and thus equally forgivable.

      Hell with the "Road to Damascus" effect in play, it seems that the more effed up the act, the more conservative religious folk love it.

      I don't blame Christians. I blame Stupid. Which sadly is a much more popular religion these days.

      by detroitmechworks on Fri Dec 28, 2012 at 03:14:16 PM PST

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